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“When India, a Hindu nation–an infidel nation in bin Laden’s eyes–tested its nuclear bomb in May 1998, bin Laden used the occasion to rally the Muslim world [in a statement he made on May 14, 1998]. ‘We call upon the Muslim community in general, and Pakistan and its army in particular, to prepare for the jihad imposed by Allah and terrorize the enemy by preparing the force necessary for it. This should include a nuclear force to raise fears among all enemies led by the Zionist Christian alliance to overthrow the Islamic world, and the Hindu enemy of Muslim Kashmir.’ …Bin Laden saw the Muslim bomb as a weapon of terror. Possession, not necessarily use, would create fear among the enemies of Islam.”

 – Brian Michael Jenkins, Will Terrorists Go Nuclear?, Page 94

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